I shared last week that I’ll be staying on as a Designer on the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge until the end of the year. Yippee! I love these challenges and can’t wait to share the upcoming projects with you. What fun!
Today’s project is a rustic card in creams, tans and browns. Last week I went dark brown with Lesley’s Neutrals Challenge (see that project here), but I’m keeping it light and airy with this weeks’ super-fun challenge from Nina. Here’s my project:
And here’s the banner for this week’s Merry Monday challenge:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Clean and Layered. If you are new to my blog, then welcome. I love a clean project, and I love a tailored look. More than anything, though, I love a project that is clean and layered. Even though the focal point is simple, I love when I can back with layers of luscious cardstock. For this look, I combined layers of Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper to support the Whisper White panel in the center.
- That Sled. The sled featured front-and-center is from Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit. Before punching out the sled, I used my AquaPainter to grab Soft Suede ink and paint the entire sled. The kit comes with a paint brush (score!), but my AquaPainters are always in reach, so I grabbed one of them. I love Stampin’ Up!’s kits. I don’t always use them for the projects they are designed for (although that sometimes comes in handy), but I can always use all the pieces.
- You’re So Square. I don’t know if square cards are more formal or more modern, but I love them. When I want to make an impact, I make it square. The layering is so much easier, too, and that’s bonus enough for me to settle in on a square card when I want to add lots of delicious card stock.
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter Too, Trendy Trims Papers: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper Inks: Soft Suede Accessories: AquaPainter, Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to The Merry Monday site to check out the projects the other designers have created!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Holiday One-for-One Swap. I announced my one-for-one swap on Saturday – a great way to make a special card and receive one in return. Just one card – that’s it. For more information, please click here.